Payge McMahon is an adventure athlete and journalist who travels the world inspiring others to get outdoors, try new things and start checking off that bucket list.

She has climbed in the Himalaya, summited the highest mountains in Africa, Japan and the continental United States, cycled through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, dogsled in Alaska, backpacked across Northern Spain, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and California’s 221-mile John Muir Trail. She has trekked through the deserts of Egypt and Jordan, the Amazon Rainforest and the list goes on!

Payge has been featured on ESPN, Alaska HDTV and writes for National Geographic Adventures, Women's Adventure, Competitor Magazine and Self Reliance Illustrated. She is an expert in gear, apparel and travel and is a sought after speaker and guide.

The best way to get kids outside, and encourage their sense of adventure, is to go with them. No adventure is too small if it awakens something within. Introducing a child to the world of adventure is one of the most rewarding things one can do.  As someone who has hiked, biked, skied, and climbed all…

“I forgot to pack my underwear, but I brought a headlamp!” said Winnie. By now we had known each other five days. We were in a remote, Costa Rican jungle and I couldn’t help but laugh at my new Swedish friend and expedition mate. Her parents named her after the loveable children’s character and bear,…

Editor’s note: This is a follow-up to September 18, 2012 blog: Grand to Grand Ultra – Gear and Training for a 160 Mile Backpacking Race  My feet were trashed.  I had excruciating blisters on top of blisters, in between, front and back, on most of the toes and pads of my feet.  My right knee…

A lower section of the Grand Canyon, as seen from Cape Royal at the less-frequented but more-spectacular North Rim. Photograph by Alex Noriega, My Shot On September 23 at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, 75 endurance athletes representing 15 different countries will take off on a self-supported, seven day, six stages,160-mile, adventure called…